Is an ear piercing begged isha? It’s very mainstream now to the point where I’m thinking that there’s a chance that it might be alright. Thoughts
The Talmud says:
[On Shabbat], a tailor must not go out with a needle stuck in his garment, nor a carpenter with a chip in his ear. [Shabbat 11b]
Rashi informs us that men wore earrings that indicated their trades.
Body piercings are generally allowed by Jewish law, according to responsa by Rav Moshe Feinstein [Igrot Moshe Choshen Mishpat 2:66] and the Lubavitcher Rebbe [Likutei Sikhot, v20, p 568]. In areas where body piercing is practiced only by women, men may not do it. [Shulḥan Arukh, Yoreh Deah, 182:5]